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of state. i also want to acknowledge doug of the senior economic analyst at 9 advisory company -- at my advisory company who did the numbers crunching for this, which is a capacity of mine that has become very rusty. my interest in the issue of what is really happening to the incomes of americans really began in 1988. i was running economic policy in the michael dukakis campaign, and he was making the statement comparing the median income in 1988 and the median income that some significant point in the past, whether it was 10 years or 15 years, and he said the incomes of the american people have stagnated. i went to him, and i said in know, that is really not correct. the median has stagnated, but the incomes of the actual people, as people age, they move from below the median to above the median. you're never really capturing the experience. i spoke to political people, and i said people know their incomes did not stagnate over the last eight years, so when they hear the governor say that, and i tried to make it a political point, which is the way economists get listened to in campaign
of policy at this point, especially since doug was suggesting that sequesters, have gone away. how do you get these guys to do that? >> at the concord coalition, the way we view this is you have to create a lot of public sentiment for this kind of discipline. this is not something that we can quietly sit around and held for. yes, you have to be optimistic about my point of view. it is hard to do a good tax reform. it is time consuming. it is hard to do an entitlement reform. we will not want to rush into anything, but we have to create some boundaries. what has been happening for over a decade has been that deficit financing is the easiest thing to do. it seems free to people. unless we hold congress to budget constraints, and until the american people told congress to budget constraints that are necessary, we will not make progress. the idea, i guess, i know there's a high probability that a can will get kicked again, but i think we have to put pressure on this notion that if politicians really care about being fiscally responsible, they have to actually follow through on their claims th
press club, this is about 1.5 hours. >> good afternoon. i am doug cox. welcome to our september luncheon. today's event is sponsored by the societies practice group, the lawyers chapter in the faculty division. our program is a little different from the regular lunches that take place in chinatown. there is no kung po on the menu. the new supreme court term promises to be one of those very important things. we have pulled together an all- star panel of experts to give us their thoughts and insights. our moderator today is pete williams. he is well known for being one of the first journalists along with his colleague to get this right on that december evening with the decision came down. we're grateful he is here today. >> each of our panelists has a set of want to talk about. whole time. >> into 2006 he became the first lawyer to fill a position, -- and is now in private practice. ken, please. >> i always thought it was dangerous to be on a panel that starts with a reference toi have been asked about three cases, and national security case, and then other cases. clapper vs. amnesty inter
not think the romney camp has figured on a way to get behind that yet. host: doug in boston, massachusetts is a democrat. caller: romney seems enthusiastic about going into iran with the israelis, however is a war crime without a chapter 7 resolution. george bush was recently advised not to travel to switzerland because of the laws of jurisdiction. guest: it would be an interesting question to hear responses from. i would point out it is not always a violation of international law to invade or attack a company without a chapter 7 resolution. there is the universal right of self-defense, but i remind the caller that if one country in invades the other, while that might not be legal, the country that is fighting back is not in violation of anything. host: matthew lee, you recently wrote a piece, "why it matters to israel to tell -- why it matters -- israel." how was this playing out. guest: i think mitt romney will try to expand on the idea that he brought up in the last debate, that president obama has tried to put distance between the united states and israel. it is indisputable that there
, doug. i was critical of the bush presidency. we funded things like no child left behind. we created prescription drug programs in the not pay for them. the american people held the republican party responsible for it and threw them out of office. they are focused on creating jobs, growing the economy, and not focusing on big spending programs we know the american people do not want. you have the commitment of republicans that are no. 1 jobs focus will be on the economy. host: a.j. spiker, the chair of the iowa republican party joining us this morning from des moines. we will continue our series on "washington journal" on battleground states tomorrow with ohio. for those of you interested on the presidential campaign trail, the press secretary says he will no longer travel to green bay tomorrow but he will stay in washington, d.c., to stay in washington, d.c., to closely
want to acknowledge doug of the senior economic analyst at 9 advisory company -- at my advisory company who did the numbers crunching for this, which is a capacity of mine that has become very rusty. my interest in the issue of what is really happening to the incomes of americans really began in 1988. i was running economic policy in the michael dukakis campaign, and he was making the statement comparing the median income in 1988 and the median income that some significant point in the past, whether it was 10 years or 15 years, and he said the incomes of the american people have stagnated. i went to him, and i said in know, that is really not correct. the median has stagnated, but the incomes of the actual people, as people age, they move from below the median to above the median. you're never really capturing the experience. i spoke to political people, and i said people know their incomes did not stagnate over the last eight years, so when they hear the governor say that, and i tried to make it a political point, which is the way economists get listened to in campaigns, they're going
to invest, they will invest and jobs will be created. host: doug from oregon, democrat's line. good morning. caller: my question is somehow they misplaced the eight years george bush was in office and seem to disregard everything that happened during that point like it never happened, it all began under the obama administration. and it just astound me how the -- their whole platform is based on george bush's policies and this 12 million job creation, again, smoke and mirror. they use this every time they run. george bush ran under he's going to lower taxes, he's going to create jobs. the tea party said they would create jobs and it seems like the same rhetoric over and over and over again. guest: great question, doug. i'm a republican who has been critical of the bush presidency. we funded things like no child left behind, we created prescription drug programs and didn't pay for them and that wasn't helpful and frankly the american people held the republican party accountable for it and threw them out of office so republicans are focused on creating jobs, growing the economy and we're not f
upside down on thursday more and. -- thursday morning. host: doug is a republican in north carolina. caller: i appreciate you taking my call. if i had been obama i would not have been campaigning. i would've done something for our country. this country will be worse off than ever in the whole world. i don't think we need him no more. he has not beenood from the first day to the last day. i ain't interested in him. i want him out of there because we need mitt romney or someone better. that's all i can say. i mean it from the bottom of my heart, this country is in bad shape. i wish we did have good leadership. i would want to go out with a good name if i was the president. i cannot say what i want to. this country better wake up. i appreciate you taking my call and i love the united states of america, but we need better leadership. we need good people to pray for god to lead us in the right direction. host: we have plano, texas with brian, a democrat. caller: good morning. as far as the vice-presidential selection, i have been known to vote republican in the past. as soon as they chos
on pocketbooks. host: doug from pennsylvania, welcome. caller: at the end of the day, in terms of moving forward, could you please tell me what i'm talking about? tell me what the pundits and politicians are saying, what they mean when they say these things? how many times did paul ryan say, "at the end of the day"? maybe you should take people literally when they say "at the end of the day." "at the end of the day i take off my clothing and go to bed.' could you buy these people a thesaurus? guest: i happened to hate that phrase. newt gingrich always says " frankly this" and "frankly that." 't point.u can poin guest: it is inside the beltway speak. you are thinking about what you're going to say. "i have this point i have to hit." guest: "let me be clear." "make no mistake." presidential poll. president obama, 50%. mitt romney, 47%. how influential is it in the media chamber? guest: the campaigns are obsessing on the polls. the import numbers of the numbers in eight or nine key states. here's my beef about the coverage. we want to know who will win. it seeps into all the coverage when one cand
certainly have a lot of tweets here that we want to read as well. doug says -- the new york times editorial this morning -- greg on the independent line. thank you for holding. what did you think of the debate? caller: thank you once again for having me on. i seem to be lucky to get on when you are on. i am a 33-year watcher of c- span. i thought without question that gov. romney won the debate last night. i thought the president was listening to a lot of repugnance and also to his adviser -- a lot of the pundits and also to his advisers to not be as a professor tutorial in his responses. mitt romney clearly had the night last night as far as the debate itself. i think they need to go back to the drawing board and allow barack obama to be barack obama. not so much again as have the appearance of the president, which he is. i have heard most of the pundits were saying that the president should not go on the attack and he should look more presidential and not necessarily play the blame game as to what brought us here. congratulations to mr. romney on his performance. host: does that crystalli
when you have done nothing wrong. >> mayor, i'm state representative doug miller from texas. thank you for your compliments. appreciate that. we have been working hard and will continue to. that's one of the reasons i'm here today. i think another issue that you didn't address but i would like to hear your comments on is this election sls two different directions on whether we're going to allow -- i know i have several colleagues from other states, state legislators here but the direction of wh we're going to allow -- whether we're going to allow states to have their rights versus a stronger centralized federal government which hasn't worked on a number of occasions. i would like to hear your comments on state rights, federal rights and federalism. >> i think you're right. if president obama is re-elected there will be more concentration of power in washington. obamacare is a massive concentration of power in washington. all the new regulations, dodd-frank. it has to be one of the great ironies that it is named dodd-frank since it is named for the two people who probably did the most t
revenue increases. this is by the way, one of several things that is upside down. look at doug's proposal. and the spending cuts all happen now. he places sequestration with other spending cuts. even though other analysts say the bank for the buck in terms of the economy for the high-and tax cuts is less than 50 cents on the dollar, and a lot of them are saved. it also would not make economic sense, but my larger point is you must have parallelism and linkage on the tax and spending increases, or we're not going anywhere. >> i think you'd need to be very careful about what kind of expectations. what have you done in the lame- duck? the big difference across the table is not whether we need a big deal, we do. i believe we need a large deal in 2013 for the reasons i said earlier that we are out of time with the rating agencies in particular and international capital markets in general. that big deal will include tax reform and the entitlement reform. republicans will not cut the -- touch the tax code until they're sure they're getting entitlement reforms and democrats have the reverse. we k
.m. eastern here on c-span. after that, will go west to nebraska out -- as republican doug fisher challenges bob kerrey. it starts live tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. you can listen to both debates on c-span radio or watch online. and later tonight, mitt romney holds a campaign rally in denver. he is scheduled to speak to reporters at the aaron space museum in denver. his comments will be live tonight at 9:15 p.m. eastern on c-span2. >> every generation in our history has worked and sacrificed to leave a better country to our children and grandchildren and future generations. we are spending their money. we are now even much more spending their money and we are leaving them a message that will be very difficult to deal with. and if we are that we, just think of who wants to come here first and take us over. the last thing i ever want to see is to see our country taken over because we are so financially weak because -- so financially weak we cannot do anything. we are on the edge of that class. we have got to start fixing it now, otherwise, we are leading a disaster to our children and grandch
senator ben nelson is not running for re-election. the candidates for that seat are republican doug fisher, a -- deb fisher, a republican, and gob khary. our coverage of their monday night debate is courtesy of n.i.t. news. >> we are live tweeting this debate. if you're on twitter, follow the hashtag nesen. for the next hour the candidates will face questions from nebraska journalists, from citizens across the state who participated in our news voter voices project, and also questions from each other. the rules are fairly simple. each candidate will have 90 seconds to respond to the question and then 30 seconds for a rebuttal. tonight's debate is taking place before a live studio audience. we have asked the audience to refrain from applauding or cheering as it will only take time away from the candidates. before we meet the candidates, let's meet the panel of journalist. we begin with fred knapp, a urge:ist for 30 years, the last 11 of those with n.e.t. news coverage the state sledge slache and politics. and pauline, a journalist for 20 years. you aged me a bit. >> she has spent 10 of thos
it that have an impact on pocketbooks. host: doug from pennsylvania, welcome. caller: at the end of the day, in terms of moving forward, could you please tell me what i'm talking about? tell me what the pundits and politicians are saying, what they mean when they say these things? how many times did paul ryan say, "at the end of the day"? maybe you should take people literally when they say "at the end of the day." "at the end of the day i take off my clothing and go to bed.' could you buy these people a thesaurus? guest: i happened to hate that phrase. i would support a law to banish it from the airwaves. newt gingrich always says "frankly this" and "frankly that." guest: you can't point. guest: it is inside-the-beltway speak. you are thinking about what you're going to say. "i have this point i have to hit." guest: "let me be clear." "make no mistake." host: let's look at the latest presidential poll. president obama, 50%. mitt romney, 47%. how influential is it in the media chamber? guest: the campaigns are obsessing on the polls. the import numbers of the numbers in eight or nine key s
behind that and speak about it confidently. host: good morning, doug. caller: romney seems more enthusiastic about bombing iran under the behest of the israelis. it is a war crime to do that without a united nations security council chapter 7 resolution, and george bush was recently advised not to travel to switzerland because of the laws of universal jurisdiction. i would like to see this question asked at the debate. guest: it would be an interesting question to hear the responses. i would point out that it is not always a violation of international law to invade or attack a country without a chapter 7 resolution. there is the universal right of self-defense. i would remind the caller that if one country invaded at wor -- it's another, that may be illegal, but the country fighting back is not in violation of anything. host: matthew lee, you recently wrote a piece about how the countries are eager to show close ties with israel. do you expect this to be a big topic on monday night? guest: i think that mitt romney will try to expand on this idea that he brought up in the clip yo
right over on this side. >> my name is doug. both of you are expert election watchers of the highest caliber so i was wondering if you can talk about super pacs and the new world of campaign finance. >> i can't wait for the real auts city when all is said and done about this. but as i said a little bit earlier the amount of money that's being spent especially on the republican side has been astro nomcal and the only reason why mitt romney isn't getting outspent by a great margin. at the same time, flooding money into the stms as an outside group is not always particularly helpful. first of all, no matter how smart these groups are -- and believe me, they're a heck of a lot smarter than the outside groups that used to be. they had a cause and they were going to spend a jlion dollars even if it was on some crazy thing. we need more jello-o in schools. that's what we're going to care about. now it's they are strategic, they have their own polling, they have their own media shops. they think they know, ok, here's how we need to move voters to our candidate. this is how we have to help mi
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